We want to thank everyone who joined us today (Wednesday, March 15), for our 2017 Southern Indiana Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast. It was wonderful seeing old friends and making new ones, and we deeply appreciate the support shared during the breakfast – financial and personal.
In addition to learning more about the agency and some of our success stories of the past year, guests heard from Brian Kehrer, principal at Green Elementary School in New Albany, about the challenges students face in learning and in life, and how teachers and administrators provide personalized attention to help students succeed.
He also talked about the relationship his school has with Family & Children’s Place, through an in-school therapist who meets and works with students confronting challenges in their lives stemming from poverty, abuse, and violence.
Following Kehrer, agency board member and Humana executive Kevin Meriwether shared stories of how and why he got involved with the agency – hearing a friend speak about his own abuse at a previous event, abuse Meriwether was unaware of, and some very personal challenges he and his family are going through.
The Southern Indiana breakfast is one in a series in March and April surrounding April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Following the Indiana breakfast, we have a Rally Against Child Abuse, Wednesday, March 29, from 11 to noon, and a Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast in Louisville, Tuesday, April 18, from 8-9 a.m. at the Mellwood Arts Center.
The breakfasts, rally, and other events are critical fundraisers and friend-raisers for Family & Children’s Place, so we deeply appreciate everyone who attends, donates or participates.